Re: Conlanging with constraints
|From:||Mr Veoler <veoler@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 21:52|
Sai Emrys wrote:
> What are other examples?
> How have you experienced your conlanging as being influenced (for
> better or for worse) by constraints imposed upon it, of whatever
> source? What constraints do you have, and whence derived? Why have you
> imposed them? What constraints have you considered trying?
> Please consider this a completely open-ended question (i.e. pretend I
> asked you the right question to elicit the most interesting answer
Well, I've always aimed to have only one lexical class, and a reasonable
powerful derivational system; I want it to use a reasonable simple phonology
(as an average natlang, in contrast to Ithkuil), and be regular, and still
have a brevity of an average natlang (I'm not a brevity freak).
These are some of the constraints that I feel creates my direction. Without
direction I might as well learn a natlang and stay away from conlanging.
That's how I feel.
> Is imposing arbitrary constraints on your conlanging helpful,
> temporarily helpful, or just a hindrance?
Some constraints, such as self-segregation, have inspired and enriched some
sketches (such as Raikudu in the case of self-segregation), but doesn't seems
to fit well with others (such as sketch 8.5), which might conform to other
more important constraints, like the use of transfixes. I have yet come up
with a system that conforms to both self-segregation AND the kind of
morphology and morpho-phonology I wants, as well as other things.